Art & Crafts
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Buttercream Decorating Techniques
Learn the basic art of decorating with buttercream. In this workshop, learn how to prepare icing to obtain the right consistency for decorating, how to color icing, and how to fill a decorating bag. Discover the basic art of cupcake and cake decorating through basic baking tips and tricks. Transform simple and ordinary piping techniques into extraordinary designs. In the first class, students will bring eight cupcakes to decorate and for the second class, students will bring a cake to decorate.
CE-COOK 2060, 2 Sat., June 8 & 15, 6:30-9:30 pm, KNC-4, $65 (+ $40 materials fee, payable to instructor). L Nicholas. #5861
Learn how to play canasta in five easy sessions. Master the basics of the game as well as some strategy to become a winner!
CE-HOBBY 2014VA, 5 Thurs., June 6-July 11 (skip 7/4), 6:00-8:00 pm, KNC-4, $110. S Cott. #5862
Constructing Clothing without a Stitch
Learn how to transform a flat design into a three-dimensional piece of clothing by tracing a precut pattern onto newsprint. Cut and assemble the two-dimensional newsprint pattern into a three-dimensional basic block dress all without the use of a sewing machine or needle. Transform the basic block dress into your own design given visual representation, such as magazine photography and/or fashion images from the internet. The final design can be later sewn into fabric at your leisure.
CE-CRAFT 2071VA, 2 Wed., June 19 & 26, 6:00-8:00 pm, GTW-219, $50. N Avery. #5863
Internet Tools for Artists & Writers 10 Hrs
This course focuses on the use of online tools to publish and promote a creator’s work. Tools discussed and used by the students include social media; mailing lists; blogging; podcasting; broadcasting; videocasting; newsletter and newspaper publishing; and “publishing on demand”. The instructor, John F. McMullen, is the Poet Laureate of Yorktown and has a 30-year background as a citizen of cyberspace.
At Peekskill Center: CE-COMP 2189PE, 5 T/Th, June 11-25, 6:00-8:00 pm, $200. #5778
Highly instructional class with easy to follow step-by-step instruction taught by a professional cartoonist. Also included: drawing hands, animals, figures in motion, exciting perspectives, and shading techniques.
CE-ART 2122, 8 Sat., June 8-July 27, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, AAB-307, $160. V Davis. #5013
Chakras, Color, and Creativity Workshop
Discover the power of creativity as a method for increasing vitality and stimulating your body’s own healing process. The watercolor paintings you create in this course will help you to remember your own inner wisdom and radiance. No prior painting experience necessary. Contact the instructor at email@example.com for materials list.
CE-PRSDV 2102, 1 Sat., June 1, 1:00-4:00 pm, KNC-3, $40 (+ $5 materials fee, payable to instructor). S Gibian. #5021
Painting and Drawing for Adults
Work with a variety of media and learn different approaches to painting and drawing. Prep a palette; mix colors; use media; work on various surfaces; learn about brushes; investigate the use of colors and shades; and create strong compositions. Drawing and painting from observation will be implemented by working from a live model, still-life arrangements, portraiture, and working outdoors. For all levels. At Peekskill Center: CE-ART 2146PE, 12 Sat., May 11-Aug. 10 (skip 5/25 & 7/6), 10:00 am-12:00 noon, $250
(+ $20 studio fee). #5779
Digital Painting for Adults
This is an experimental course that integrates digital painting with offline media such as drawing, painting, and collage. Students will scan in their manual works and utilize tools like Photoshop; tablet and stylus; and a variety of printers to construct original works.
At Peekskill Center: CE-ART 2233PE, 6 Sat.,
July 20-Aug. 24, 1:00-3:00 pm, $250. #5780
Take an Art Class Today!
Center for the Arts is your community art school for adults, teens, and children. It offers fully equipped studios for painting, drawing, ceramics, printmaking,
photography, and digital arts. It is open 7 days a week with open access to labs. Come join our community of artists and express your creativity!
Explore Your Creative Side at The Center for the Arts in White Plains
Classes below in this box are held at the Center for the Arts, County Center, White Plains.
Note: please call the Center for the Arts at 914-606-7500 for a materials list before class.
Most art starts out with drawing as the first step. From quick sketches to detailed compositions, this class will cover the basics of shading, crosshatching, proportion, and size.
CE-ART 2038, 5 Tues., May 21-June 18, 1:30-4:30 pm, $190. B Waldman. #5649
This introductory course will explore basic beading techniques. Learn to make jewelry pieces using seed beads of different sizes, shapes, and materials. No experience needed. Materials list provided upon registration.
CE-CRAFT 2000, 5 Thurs., May 23-June 20, 12:30-3:30 pm, $200. J Johnson. #5651
Introduction to Ceramics
All levels are welcome in this hand-building and wheel-throwing ceramics class. Explore making functional pottery forms, such as bowls, cups, vases, and more.
CE-ART 2212, 5 Wed., May 22-June 19, 6:00-9:00 pm, $190 (+ $10 lab fee). E Insogna. #5650
Classes above in this box are held at the Center for the Arts, County Center, White Plains.
196 Central Ave., White Plains, 914-606-7500